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Gerald Loeb Award
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Awarded forExcellence in business journalism
CountryUnited States
Presented byUCLA Anderson School of Management
First awarded1958[1]
Last awarded2020

The Gerald Loeb Award, also referred to as the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, is a recognition of excellence in journalism, especially in the fields of business, finance and the economy.[2][3][4][5] The award was established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton & Co.[2] Loeb's intention in creating the award was to encourage reporters to inform and protect private investors as well as the general public in the areas of business, finance and the economy.[5]

Gerald Loeb

Main article: Gerald M. Loeb

Loeb first became known for his book The Battle for Investment Survival, which was popular during the Great Depression and is still considered a classic.[5][6] Born in 1899, Loeb began his investing career in 1921 in the bond department of a brokerage firm in San Francisco, California.[7] He moved to New York in 1921 after joining with E. F. Hutton & Co., and became vice-chairman of the board when the company incorporated in 1962.[7] The Wall Street Crash of 1929 greatly affected Loeb's investing style, and in his 1971 book The Battle for Stock Market Profits, he viewed the market as a battlefield.[7] Loeb offered a contrarian investing viewpoint, in books and columns in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor Magazine.[5][7] Forbes magazine called Loeb "the most quoted man on Wall Street."[8] He created the Gerald Loeb Award in order to foster further quality reporting for individual investors.[5]

The award

See also: List of Gerald Loeb Award winners

The award has been administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973, and is sponsored by the G. and R. Loeb Foundation.[3][9][10][11] It is regarded as: "business journalism's highest honor," and its "most prestigious."[12][13][14][15] Beginning with just two winners in 1958 (Werner Renberg and David Steinberg) and expanding to three in the final years before the Anderson School began to administer the award,[16] today there are ten categories in which prizes are awarded: large newspaper, medium newspaper, small newspaper, magazine, commentary, deadline or beat writing, wire services, and television.[2][17] Those honored receive a cash prize of US$2,000, and are presented with the award at a ceremony in July of the year following their piece's publication.[2] The preliminary judging committee includes business, financial and economic journalists, as well as faculty members from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.[18] Once the finalists are selected, a final panel of judges consisting of representatives from major print and broadcast outlets selects a winner from each category.[18] The final panel of judges is chaired by the dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.[18] Entries are judged according to their originality, news value, writing quality, thoroughness and balance, and production value.[18]

Award categories

Award categories varied over the years.[19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40]

Category Years awarded
Audio 2016–2021
Beat Reporting 2011–2021
Beat Writing 2001, 2003–2010
Blogging 2011–2012
Books 1974
Breaking News 2008–2021
Broadcast 2013
Broadcast Enterprise 2012
Business Book 2006–2012
Columns 1977
Columns/Editorial 1973–1976, 1978–1982
Commentary 1985–2021
Deadline and/or Beat Writing 1985–2000
Deadline or Beat Writing 2002
Deadline Writing 2003–2007
Editorial/Commentary 1983–1984
Editorials 1970–1972
Explanatory 2011–2021
Feature 2015–2021
Feature Writing 2007–2010
Gerald Loeb Memorial Award 1974–1978
Images/Graphics/Interactives 2016–2018
Images/Visuals 2013–2015
International 2013–2021
Investigative 2013–2021
Large Newspapers 1974–2014
Lifetime Achievement 1992–2021
Local 2015–2021
Magazines 1958–2014
Medium & Small Newspapers 2009–2012
Medium Newspapers 1987–2008
Minard Editor Award 2002–2021
Network and Large-Market Television 1997, 1999–2000
News or Wire Service 2002
News Services 2008–2014
News Services Online Content 2003–2007
Newspaper 1958–1973
Online 2008–2009, 2013–2014
Online Commentary and Blogging 2010
Online Enterprise 2011–2012
Other TV Markets 1997
Personal Finance 2010–2018
Personal Finance & Consumer Reporting 2020–2021
Personal Service 2019
Radio 1997, 1999–2001
Small Newspapers 1974–1983, 1985–2008
Small & Medium Newspapers 2013–2014
Special Award 1966, 1968–1970, 1972–1973, 1975–1976, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1994
Special Book Award 1969
Spot News 1983–1984
Television 2001–2002
Television Breaking News 2009–2010
Television Daily 2007–2008
Television Deadline 2005–2006
Television Enterprise 2006–2011
Television Long Form 2003–2004
Television Short Form 2003–2004
Video 2016–2021
Video/Audio 2014–2015
Visual Storytelling 2019–2021


See also


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  2. ^ a b c d Times Staff Writer (July 2, 2003). "Times business article honored: The article examining the ties between Digital Lightwave and the Church of Scientology won a Gerald Loeb Award for business reporting". St. Petersburg Times. Archived from the original on February 7, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2007 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ a b Staff Reporter (June 29, 2005). "Journal Reporters Win Loeb Award". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  4. ^ Staff (October 23, 2007). "Ted Gup to be inducted into Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame". The Plain Dealer. Cleveland Live, Inc. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
  5. ^ a b c d e Staff. "About the Gerald Loeb Awards". UCLA Anderson, School of Management. Archived from the original on 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2007-11-11.
  6. ^ Loeb, Gerald (1996). The Battle for Investment Survival. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 0-471-13297-7.
  7. ^ a b c d Boik, John (2004). Lessons from the Greatest Stock Traders of All Time. McGraw-Hill Professional. pp. 47–67, "Chapter 3: Gerald M. Loeb". ISBN 0-07-143788-6.
  8. ^ Krass, Peter, ed. (1999). The Book of Investing Wisdom: Classic Writings by Great Stock-Pickers and Legends of Wall Street. John Wiley and Sons. p. 176. ISBN 0-471-29454-3.
  9. ^ Rose, Matthew (July 2, 2003). "Journal Gets Loeb Award For WorldCom Coverage". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones.
  10. ^ Jenks, Philip; Stephen Eckett (2002). The Global-Investor Book of Investing Rules. Financial Times Prentice Hall. p. 21. ISBN 0-13-009401-3.
  11. ^ Pacelle, Mitchell (2002). Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon. John Wiley and Sons. Back Cover. ISBN 0-471-23865-1.
  12. ^ Editor's Note (July 8, 2002). "Uncovering the Shenanigans". BusinessWeek. The McGraw-Hill Companies Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-11-06. Retrieved 2007-11-12. ((cite news)): |last= has generic name (help)
  13. ^ Klein, Alec (2003). Stealing Time: Steve Case, Jerry Levin, and the Collapse of AOL Time Warner. Simon & Schuster. Back Cover. ISBN 0-7432-5984-X.
  14. ^ Blustein, Paul (2006). And the Money Kept Rolling in (And Out). Public Affairs. p. 279. ISBN 1-58648-381-1.
  15. ^ Shim, Jae K.; Jonathan Lansner (2000). 101 Investment Tools for Buying Low and Selling High. CRC Press. p. The Authors. ISBN 0-910944-13-X.
  16. ^ University of Connecticut: Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Records. "University of Connecticut Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism Records". Archived from the original on 2010-06-10. Retrieved 2009-12-11.
  17. ^ Staff Reporter (May 30, 2001). "Journal Reporter Wins Loeb Award For Reports on Energy-Industry Crisis". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
  18. ^ a b c d Staff. "Judging". Gerald Loeb Awards. UCLA Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on 2008-01-27. Retrieved 2007-11-12.
  19. ^ "Historical Winners List". UCLA Anderson School of Management. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  20. ^ "Wall Street host of public TV gets Loeb Award". Hartford Courant. Vol. CXXXVI, no. 143 (daily ed.). United Press International. May 23, 1973. p. 56. Retrieved February 15, 2019 – via
  21. ^ "Ex-local reporter wins prize". The Daily Messenger. Vol. 177, no. 104. May 25, 1973. p. 10. Retrieved February 15, 2019 – via
  22. ^ "Times Writer Shares Gerald Loeb Award". The New York Times. May 23, 1979. p. D5. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  23. ^ "Articles by a Post Reporter Win '84 Gerald Loeb Award". The Wall Street Journal. Vol. 107, no. 128. April 11, 1984. p. F5. ISSN 0190-8286.
  24. ^ "Loeb citation for Times". The New York Times. June 29, 1983. p. D17. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  25. ^ "Loeb Award winners 1958–1996". Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing. April 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  26. ^ "4 writers to get Loeb awards". The Bridgeport Post. Vol. LXXXVII, no. 122. Associated Press. May 25, 1970. p. 3. Retrieved February 14, 2019 – via
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  29. ^ "Awards announced for financial writing". The Bridgeport Telegram. Vol. LXXVIII, no. 110. May 7, 1969. p. 40. Retrieved February 15, 2019 – via
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  32. ^ "2 Times Staffers Win Gerald Loeb Awards". Los Angeles Times. May 10, 1994. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  33. ^ Lipinski, Lynn (May 23, 2000). "UCLA'S Anderson School Announces Winners of Loeb Competition and the Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award". UCLA. Archived from the original on February 2, 2019. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
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  36. ^ Devaney, James J. (May 22, 1968). "'Playboy', 'Monitor' Honored". Hartford Courant. Vol. CXXXI, no. 143 (Final ed.). p. 36. Retrieved March 20, 2019 – via
  37. ^ "Gleisser Wins Writing Award". Newark Advocate. Associated Press. April 30, 1966. p. 22. Retrieved March 20, 2019 – via
  38. ^ "Competition Categories". Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on March 9, 2019. Retrieved October 2, 2019.
  39. ^ "Competition Categories". Anderson School of Management. Archived from the original on October 11, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  40. ^ "Competition Categories". Anderson School of Management. 3 May 2021. Archived from the original on October 2, 2021. Retrieved October 2, 2021.

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